Gulfport, MS 39503 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 39503: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gulfport, MS 39503

Not Acceptable, USPS
GPT, MS 39503
Orange Grove, MS 39503

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,425
  • Single Family Addresses: 17,791
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,948
  • County: Harrison County
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.473, Longitude -89.154
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Gulfport, MS 39503 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,123
Population in Households 48,159
Population in Familes 40,057
Population in Group Qrtrs 964
Population Density1 434
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 18,178
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 13,079
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,785 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,578 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,600 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,607 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $157,336
Average Home Value $197,088


Median Household Income $50,462
Average Household Income $66,126
Per Capita Income $25,021
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.44% 1.33%
Households 1.7% 1.5%
Families 1.52% 1.39%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gulfport, MS 39503 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 39503 to the other 416 ZIP Codes in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 52 88th
Diversity Index2 # 51 88th
Median Household Income # 40 91st
Per Capita Income # 39 91st

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